I’ve been trying to keep up with the backyard’s berry harvest…
…and figured if I’m going to the trouble to preserve these little jewels, I might as well come up with some interesting flavour combinations that you cannot find in the stores. Some of the tastiest combos I’ve dabbled with include raspberry rosewater, blackcurrant espresso and lemon blackcurrant rhubarb – I’ve still got a pile of blackcurrants so if anyone has any favourite blackcurrant recipes, do send them my way.
Inspired by my culinary adventures I went ruffling through my photos for some flavoursome moments on my travels, starting with street market spices in Manhattan.
The flavour that reminds me of travels in Turkey, rich, dark pomegranate.
Sauces that pack a flavour punch Montana Redneck style. Spotted on a road trip across, yhup, you guessed it, Montana.
Umpqua Black Licorice ice cream in Leavenworth, Washington’s Bavaria away from home. The ice cream that’s as fun to say (repeat after me, Umpqua) as it is to eat. But beware, you will walk around for the rest of the day with strangely grey-green lips and teeth. Not for the faint-hearted.
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If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. – Truman Capote
Here’s something pompous – you take your day and artistically create it, so every moment has an artistic flavor. – William Shatner
Black currant espresso sounds delicious to me. All of these fruits look great. I always like seeing your travel posts.
Thanks Blaise, yes, the espresso works really well with the blackcurrant, it’s a properly grown up jam! 🙂
I tried to make jams but found that sometimes they stiffened up. I want to try and stick with non-pectin recipes. Have you been making jams long?
I’ve been making jam for quite a few years, I hardly ever use sugar with added pectin because I don’t like the way it makes the jam set. Raspberries don’t need added pectin, they make a lovely jam consistency with their natural pectin content, blackcurrants are packed with their own pectin, one of my favourite jams is rhubarb blackcurrant (1 kg rhubarb, 200g blackcurrants, 1.2 kg sugar, 2 tsp lemon juice) – the rhubarb is low in pectin but the blackcurrants have so much they make it set perfectly.
This sounds delicious. Where would i find black currants?
They’re still quite unknown in the States, due to a ban that was only recently lifted, but there is a place online that sells frozen berries http://www.currantc.com/ – your best bet though it to plant a bush in your backyard and within a year or two you’ll have plenty of berries – here are a few places that sell the plants (oh and I checked, they deliver to Texas – some states still enforce the ban, but it has been lifted in TX) http://www.kriegersnursery.com/blkcurrants.php http://honeyberryusa.com/honeyberry-plants-3.html xxx
Thanks so much! Currants are so rich in antioxidants, it’s curious as to why they banned them. I will try to get some bushes so I have a regular supply.
Anything with espresso has to be good… Great post!
I’m with you, Dee, I like my coffee with extra coffee on the side! 🙂
Love, love, love all those berries! But definitely NOT Black Licorice ice cream. Ewwwwww! 🙂
Licquorice ice cream is great , I’ve eaten it in France and Germany, and licquorice Creme Brûlée, too!!
But I don’t like licorice, Sue. 😝
Well, I sussed that, Janet!
It’s definitely a love or hate flavour, but wow, I would love to try licquorice Creme Brûlée, sounds fabulous. I recently tasted boiled sweets that were a blackcurrant licquorice combo, it was really quite delicious. 🙂
There was also a lavender Creme Brûlée, which was equally wonderful, Ailsa!
Love your post with a tang of flavorful jazzy! My mother always said that raspberries are a gift from heaven. ❤
I agree with your mother…she is absolutely right.
I know most people think strawberries are the taste of summer but for me, it’s raspberries. So delicious. 🙂
Well…they are the number two’s…
Busy you are! With lovely results – and flavours! Raspberries are heaven sent…My entry is one of my favourite cakes http://wp.me/p1hCI2-8sG. Have a gret week!
Yum, I just put on 2 pounds looking at that divine cheesecake, what a great combo, mango and strawberry! Have a great week too, Leya. xxx
Haha, I will just have to bake more of those ones…for next week…
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I think I just need to come help you harvest all those delicious berries!! Gin… how about berry gin?? Blackcurrant vodka? Get your Christmas juices sorted now!! How about my favourite… R&R? No… not rest and recuperation… RUM & Raspberry!! 😂🍷😎🍸😋
Ooooh, rum and raspberry sounds divine, I’m on it, Vossie! 😉
Don’t forget to let me know when I can come and collect my royalties!! 😉 Pretty please?? 😛
I’m just looking for some food to post for you….
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…and here it is: https://suejudd.com/2017/07/10/travel-theme-flavour/
Yum, love that shot of the mussels, or rather the empty shells, it’s so evocative. 🙂
Glad you like it, Ailsa!
Love every bit of these flavours !…….
And your fruit meringue concoction looks delicious! 🙂
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This time of the year all kind of berries are so tasteful”
Oh wow, those photos are a feast for the eyes (and I’m sure they were a feast to eat as well) how wonderful! 🙂
They really were, each dish tasted so different.
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Squee, I know that fudge stall at the Manchester Christmas Markets, oh so good – I used to get the ginger fudge every time I passed by, I could not resist!
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How do you make a blackcurrant espresso?
It was actually the flavour of a jam that I made – I simmered blackcurrants in water, added some smashed coffee beans and let it steep for half an hour, then strained everything, added sugar and lemon juice and boiled to turn it into a jam. The coffee flavour comes through really well when you spread it on hot toast, yum! 🙂
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Love to eat. Love this theme! Thanks for thinking of something that appeals to all of us!
Yaay, glad you like it Rusha and Bert, hope you’re having fun on your travels! 🙂
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My contribution at https://travelrat.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/travel-theme-flavour/ …. and I wish WP would stop telling me how to spell ‘flavour’ !! 😀
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I’ve made jams in my breadmaker and they come out great.
Here’s my entry – http://junkboattravels.blogspot.ca/2017/07/floavour.html
I struggled to think of any decent flavour images in my collection. But suddenly your liquorice shot helped me. https://travelwithintent.com/2017/07/11/travel-flavour-ice-cream/
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You made me hungry with your photos.
Here is my entry for the week.
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I have seen so many beautiful foods and flavours in my travels, but this one sticks out: